Friday, June 20, 2014

FIFA looking into alledged 'homophobic' and racist chants from Mexican World Cup fans

Football's world governing body FIFA has started disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after a group of fans allegedly directed homophobic chants against Cameroon during their World Cup opener last Friday. Mexico are under investigation after their fans allegedly directed homophobic chants at Cameroon's goalkeeper Charles Itandje during their 1-0 win over the African side in their Group A match.

An anti-discrimination campaign group FARE that has been monitoring fan behavior in the World Cup reported the very shameful incidents to FIFA.
FIFA sources said they are also looking into the alleged discrimination by fans from Brazil, Russia and Croatia.
A FIFA spokesperson has confirmed that there are no other disciplinary proceedings launched at this point.

With the new anti-discrimination rules which were introduced by FIFA last year, first offense by fans or players can be punished by having to play a game behind closed doors.